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Oklahoma: Latest Election & Voting Updates

Last updated Friday, May 29, 2020 3:47 PM ET

Important News

  • May 27, 2020 Libraries to be Available for Photo ID Copies

    Beginning on June 1, voters can make free copies of the types of identification that could be needed to vote by absentee ballot at any Metropolitan Library System branch location.

  • May 7, 2020 Official Update Legislature Reinstates Notarization Requirement

    Oklahoma enacted a new law restoring the notarization requirement for absentee ballots after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that absentee ballots did not need to be notarized under the previous law. Under the new law, an absentee ballot always must be notarized except for 2020 elections where an emergency declaration related to COVID-19 has been in force within 45 days of the election date. During these elections, voters can sign their absentee ballot and submit a copy of their government-issued photo identification in lieu of having the ballot notarized. Voters who were required under the old law to have two witnesses instead of notarization may now submit a copy of their government-issued photo identification in lieu of two witness signatures.

  • March 18, 2020 Official Update Oklahoma State Election Board Authorizes Local Entities to Reschedule April 7 Elections

    Local elections are being rescheduled on June 30, the next available election date and the date of the State Primary Election.

  • March 9, 2020 CDC Recommendations for Election Polling Locations
  1. Friday, June 5, 2020

    Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline

  2. Tuesday, June 23, 2020

    Primary Election Absentee Ballot Application Deadline

    The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is always 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday preceding the election.

  3. Thursday, June 25, 2020

    Primary Election Early Voting Begins

    You can vote at the County Election Board office in the county where you are registered to vote from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday before all elections. For state and federal elections only, you also can vote from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday before the election.

  4. Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    Primary Election Absentee Ballot Deadline

    Most voters must have their ballot notarized, and some voters must have their ballot witnessed by two people. However, during 2020 elections where an emergency declaration related to COVID-19 has been in force within 45 days of the election date, voters can attach a copy of an identification document to their affidavit envelope in lieu of a notary or witness. An absentee ballot must be received by the county election board before 7:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

  5. Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    Primary Election Day

  6. Friday, October 9, 2020

    General Election Voter Registration Deadline

  7. Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    General Election Absentee Ballot Application Deadline

    The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is always 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday preceding the election.

  8. Thursday, October 29, 2020

    General Election Early Voting Begins

    You can vote at the County Election Board office in the county where you are registered to vote from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday before all elections. For state and federal elections only, you also can vote from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday before the election.

  9. Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    General Election Absentee Ballot Deadline

    Most voters must have their ballot notarized, and some voters must have their ballot witnessed by two people. However, during 2020 elections where an emergency declaration related to COVID-19 has been in force within 45 days of the election date, voters can attach a copy of an identification document to their affidavit envelope in lieu of a notary or witness. An absentee ballot must be received by the county election board before 7:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

  10. Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    Election Day

vote absentee icon. How to vote absentee in Oklahoma

Any registered voter in Oklahoma can vote with an absentee ballot. 

Take Action to Support Safe & Secure Elections in Oklahoma

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Information about voting is based on:

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Information about actions people can take will be:

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Policy information will focus on:

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  • Public education efforts around voting
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  • Provide mail ballot options to all eligible voters, including the ability to request ballots online in a secure and equitable manner;
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